The Many Shades of White

I think snow has many words for it in other cultures. It also
universally has many shades. Yesterday the heavy snowfall was almost grey with the wind and clouds mixed in. Today it seems
golden white with the sunlight layered on.

Sad that anyone should not be able to nuance the world. A technicolor universe has an enhancement that those creatures who see in black and white cannot begin to fathom. It is the beauty of the visual artist to translate even more colors into many objects. We can find purple moons and green skins that make us look anew to ourselves when we go to art museums.

I never understood “ice blue” until I saw a glacier in Alaska
calving into the water with an accompanying moan. Ice blue for me signalled the moment that glacier changed shape. And also the moment that glacier spoke.

We are lucky to see a technicolor landscape and even luckier to discern that our emotional landscape has shadings we find surprising and vibrant. The many shades of white is not to be
confused with many shades of grey so popular in the literary world now. It does not close off our senses, but exposes a deeper palate than we can even suppose.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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